The Murray Bridge 4 Wheel Drive Club welcomes any person or persons interested in becoming a member and enjoying the freedom of traveling to out of the way places, camping and 4WDriving in the great outdoors and the camaraderie of like-minded people.
The Club is family friendly and places great emphasis on being environmentally responsible. Also, the safety of all trip participants isÂ very important and all trips are graded for level of competency. However, for those who wish to try something a little harder, they will be provided with training and guidance by the trip leader or other members present.
The club membership fees are determined yearly at each AGM which takes place on the first Wednesday in July.
For 2017, the annual membership fee is set at $80 for each vehicle. A new member immediately gains access and is supplied with:
- Vehicle Sticker
- Emailed monthly newsletter subscription
- Voting rights
- Discounts at various businesses who sponsor the club
- Participation in Club trips
- Access to the test track
Renewal of Membership
Any membership not renewed by the August General Meeting shall automatically lapse unless a written notice of absence has been accepted by the committee. A new application for Membership may be required, at the discretion of the Committee, and subject to full payment of the Membership Fee before membership can be renewed.
The Club is a member of the South Australian Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs (4WDSA) . . . which acts as a coordinator, facilitator and reference point for 4WD Clubs in SA.
In its own right and through its affiliation with the Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council, it represents the interests of its members by lobbying and negotiating with all levels of Local, State and Federal Government, as well as with landowners, indigenous communities, insurance providers and the media.
The Club has appointed Delegates who attend 4WDSA meetings on Members behalf and regularly disseminate information and outcomes.
Code of Ethics of Four Wheel Drive South Australia
1. Â Keep to the laws and regulations on recreation vehicles. They change from State to State.
2. Â Others have a right to peace and solitude â€“ avoid noisy driving or riding near settlements and general recreation areas.
3. Â Keep to approved vehicle corridors and tracks. On beaches and non vegetated sand areas, drive only where permitted.
4. Â Alpine areas, swamps and vegetated dunes are easily damaged. Avoid them.
5. Â Respect our wildlife. Stop and look, but never disturb or chase animals. It can affect their survival.
6. Â Keep the environment clean. Carry home your own, and maybe other peoples, rubbish.
7. Â Obey all fire restrictions. Extinguish your fire before leaving. Donâ€™t let your exhaust emit sparks.
8. Â Obey restrictions on use of Public Land. Respect National Parks and other conservation areas.
9. Â Get permission before driving on private land. Leave livestock alone, and gates as found.
10. Keep your vehicle mechanically sound and quiet with an efficient muffler.
11. Take adequate water, food, fuel and spares on trips. In remote areas travel with another vehicle.
12. Join an appropriate and responsible club if you use your vehicle mainly for recreation.
More details about the role of the 4WDSA at: http://www.4wdsa.asn.au/